Sunday, January 12, 2020

Indelible

Once upon a lifetime a seed of love finds a fertile place...


in a lonely heart
and plants itself-
waiting, hoping, longing
for the warmth of recognition.

Time passing unnoticed, unreturned and unappreciated, the bloom fading...


Withers


hope slipping into dark oblivion
drowned in a sea of tears,
buried treasure.


Silence, masquerading as the forgotten, disguising pain transformed into growth...


heart beats in spite of longing
to be free of sorrow,
no tomorrow
with sharp reminders
of rejection.

Time, the great amnesiac-cajoling, consoling the heart into release....


belief
that past is past and 
gone is gone.
Healed,
concealed 
the scar lies
dormant.

Then gravity takes hold, pulling the soul into the cemetery of regret..



the sweet sting
of remembrance
like the scent of a 
Spring bloom
long gone from the garden,
like a sunset that 
remains unequalled,
free floating once more
as a wisp of Summer air-
unexpected, unfair.
Indelible.

CKP Photos and words 2020
















8 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Cheryl. I can't tell you enough how much I enjoy your poetry.

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    1. Thank you, Mary. I’m so glad to know that. 😊

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  2. This is a beautiful combination of words and images. I am so glad to have this the way you prepared it, and not interrupted by gross ads.

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  3. Whew! Sad and hopeful. There is great beauty in death, in the circle of life. Beautiful Cheryl.

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